If I’m being completely honest, I’ve been obsessed with DIY concrete crafts lately. There’s just something so satisfying about making something from scratch in the way that fine particle concrete mix lets you do. Recently, I found myself admiring some of the concrete decor pieces I’ve made so much that I couldn’t help wishing I could wear a little piece of my work out to show off as I go about my day. That’s how I came up with the idea of buying a much smaller silicone shape form and making some concrete jewelry! I wear necklaces most often, so that’s the direction I decided to go in.
I was actually so happy with how my little concrete necklaces turned out that I decided to make a couple more in different shapes so I could document and share the simple process too, just in case other crafters who love concrete as much as I do want to see how it’s done. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A silicone form
- DIY fine particle cement
- A plate
- A spoon
- A paintbrush
- Metallic paint (blue and pink)
- A hair pin
- Thin ribbon
Gather your materials!
Cut your hair pin into two pieces and bend each one slightly right in the middle. Bend and curl one end of each piece over into a little loop if your pin doesn’t have looped ends already. These will be the rings on your concrete necklaces pendants that you’ll thread ribbon through like a necklace chain later.
Use your spoon to mix your DIY fine particle concrete! Follow the directions on the back of the package to get the ratio of water to mix right to get the proper texture, since this can vary from brand to brand.
Use your spoon once more to fill the shapes in your silicone form with concrete, leaving just a few mili metres at the top. I chose to do a small heart and a star!